BRIGITTE BARDOT - MODERN CAT LADY | Get Leashed Magazine
In fact, controversy has followed the actress around for much of her life. Even after she officially retired from filmmaking at the grand old age of 39, her comments about immigration and animal rights lobbying have ensured her name has never strayed too far from the front pages. Bardot had already been challenging stereotypes since she appeared on the cover of French Elle in With the role of Juliete, Bardot became a woman, her performance perhaps unintentionally capturing the raw and uncompromising sex appeal of male icons such as James Dean and Elvis Presley. Much of the hysteria around Juliete and indeed Bardot came from the promise of what she might do, rather than what she does. Everyone knows the stories — and the male interest she garners — but Juliete is unrepentant. She follows her instincts, spurns the advances of a wealthy businessman Curd Jurgens whilst lusting after Antoine Christian Marquand , the local shipyard owner.
When divine Brigitte Bardot took the world by storm in the landmark French flick And God Created Woman , nobody was about to argue with the title. This perfect Parisian pastry was best served au natural--no makeup, no clothing, just that hourglass figure, with a shelf of meaty jugs and that smiling, heart-shaped ass soaring like a full moon over her long and shapely legs. Brigitte was already raising baguettes in the early '50s in films such as the suggestively titled While Plucking the Daisy , thus giving inquisitive Americans a reason to frequent foreign-film houses.